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This evening: Herrera For Men - I find this still to be one of the most luxurious of smells to me, and it's been one of my favorites since my first bottle in 1994.
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Creed Vintage Tabarome.
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Creed Vintage Tabarome.

Nice!

I hear it's really hard to find. : )
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Today: Knize Ten layered with Patchouli 24.

Ok, so I did an experiment to try and up the leatheriness of Knize Ten by adding a small amount of Patchouli 24. It wasn't terrible, but the Patchouli 24 is just too overpowering, and the Knize Ten got completely beaten into submission.

Side note: I lived in Vermont for a few years (yeah, the whole "I'm getting out of the rat race and living on a farm" thing) and we heated primarily by wood. Twice a day I packed our huge furnace with 3 foot logs. I was stuck, half asleep at 6 am, in a freezing basement for 30 minutes trying to get the fire going again. If the wood was slightly green (and it always seemed to be...), it would hiss and spit and I'd be stuck in an oily, yellowish cloud of hardwood smoke. This is Patchouli 24.

I realized today that I only want to smell like that if I'm actually next to a wood fire, and not in a heated office overlooking downtown Manhattan...
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I had to look that one up, but then again I have to look up most your joaks (it is a joke, right?).

Sorry, I wrote that in a hurry. Here's what I was referring to:

http://yesterdaysperfume.typepad.com/yesterdays_perfume/2010/10/must-de-cartier-1981.html

Do you really have to look up most of my jokes?! (What's probably even worse, almost all of my posts are of an earnest and serious nature. I must be doing something wrong if the men and women of SF view them as jokes.)
Edited by L'Incandescent - 11/9/12 at 7:13pm
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Nice!
I hear it's really hard to find. : )

I heard the same but I got lucky on Styleforum (where I had never expected)...big thanks to you smile.gif
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Azzaro PH all day, and just put on some Borneo 1834 before I head out to a dinner party.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I had to look that one up, but then again I have to look up most your joaks (it is a joke, right?).

Sorry, I wrote that in a hurry. Here's what I was referring to:

http://yesterdaysperfume.typepad.com/yesterdays_perfume/2010/10/must-de-cartier-1981.html

Do you really have to look up most of my jokes?!
(What's probably even worse, almost all of my posts are of an earnest and serious nature. I must be doing something wrong if the men and women of SF view them as jokes.)

No, I don't.
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No, I don't.

Whew! (I guess that is how you spell that, even though it looks funny.)
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Quick question - on the very tail end of Coromandel, I'm also smelling something sort of sickly-sweet - not in a bad way - that really smells similar to jicky. It's sort of, I don't know, baby powder or violets and baby powder? I didn't see that Coromandel has civet in it, which is what I though was responsible for the similar note in jicky, but can anyone tell me what that is? it's really unexpected; that sweetness that I mentioned in the previous post. Am I making things up? Is that a note that's shared between jicky, coromandel, AND violet blonde?

If I had to guess, probably vanilla or one of its cousins (coumarin, tonka or perhaps isolates). I know Jicky is built around the lavender + vanilla accord, and vanilla is a common base for most scents - so that's where I'd start.
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I've been wearing Artisan Parfumeur's Méchant Loup for about 2 years now and while I really like it, the scent fades very quickly and I'm thinking of trying something new. I think I want some kind of woodsy forest scent and I'd love to get some recommendations. Here's what I've tried so far:

Serge Lutens Chêne - not bad but there's something harsh in the cedar note that I find a bit unpleasant
Comme des Garçons Monocle Hinoki - very nice - top contender so far
Cdg Sequoia - not doing it for me
CdG Wonderwood - not bad
CdG Palisander - smells like soap and candy - not what I'm going for
Profumum Thundra - starts off great but fades into something less interesting
CB I Hate Perfume Wild Hunt - very realistic forest scent but fades within a few minutes - not sure how wearable it is (more of a conceptual thing)

I like unusual scents, so feel free to recommend something weird. I'm thinking of getting samples for the following in the near future:

CdG Zagorsk
Different Company De Bachmakov

Thanks guys.
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If I had to guess, probably vanilla or one of its cousins (coumarin, tonka or perhaps isolates). I know Jicky is built around the lavender + vanilla accord, and vanilla is a common base for most scents - so that's where I'd start.


I suspect that what you might be picking up in the Coromandel and the Violet Blonde is benzoin. The benzoin is quite prominent in Coromandel and much more in the background in VB. The smell of benzoin is in the ballpark of vanilla--which I think is what you're picking up in Jicky--but it's a little grainier, if that makes sense.

EDIT: By "you" I obviously do not mean Thomas, even though it looks that way from the quote I chose! I mean Synthese.

@ JohnnyLaw: I'd highly recommend trying De Bachmakov. I've never smelled anything quite like it. It gives the impression of coldness and a kind of distant formality. It's what you could call a woodsy forest scent, but not the kind of damp, lush green forest that's typically evoked by that kind of scents.

I'd also recommend that you try Coeur de Vetiver Sacre by L'Artisan. As the name suggests, vetiver is prominent. But it's also cool and green. In addition, it features some dark fruity notes, most notably date. As with De Bachmakov, it is quite an unusual scent.

I should add, though, that both De Bachmakov and Coeur de Vetiver Sacre do sit pretty close to the skin.
Edited by L'Incandescent - 11/10/12 at 7:42am
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Some news I just saw on BN that will make some of you happy, I think: Yohji Yamamoto will be re-releasing six fragrances that had gone out of production. I know some of you were big fans of those scents.
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Today: 34 Boulevard St. Germain.
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